Welcome to Episode 1309 Stevie Kim moderates Clubhouse’s Ambassadors Corner – In this episode Mary Beth Viera interviews Hilde and Francesca Petrusa. These sessions are recorded from Clubhouse and replayed here on the Italian Wine Podcast!
Listen in on this series as Italian Wine Ambassadors all over the world chat with Stevie and their chosen wine producer. Which producer would you interview if you had your pick?
Mary Beth is a professional wine educator, independent wine consultant, and founder of Crush Course (www.crushcoursewine.com), offering wine training programs, seminars and experiences to trade industry teams and wine enthusiasts. Before launching her own venture, for eleven years managed Wine Education for E & J Gallo Winery, developing, conducting and hosting wine and spirits training programs for Gallo’s sales and marketing staff and trade customers worldwide.
She holds several wine certifications, including Certified Wine Educator, Italian Wine Ambassador and Italian Wine Scholar, California Wine Appellation Specialist, and Certified Specialist of Spirits. Mary Beth holds an MA in Rhetoric and taught courses in Communication Studies at UC Davis, Stanislaus State University and various Junior Colleges in California. Prior to entering the wine world, she held professional careers in sales training, marketing consulting, and communications. Following a desire to live in Europe, she found her way to Italy – and stayed five years – living, teaching and becoming fluent in Italian food, language and their La Dolce Vita. Back in California, she was also a teacher of high school English Literature and Italian language for a few years. Mary Beth has been living in Healdsburg, Sonoma County wine country since 2007, enjoying our own style of La Dolce Vita. She actively serves and is a founding board member of Les Dames Escoffier of Sonoma County, promoting and supporting the growth of women leaders in the culinary, fine beverage, and hospitality fields.
If you want to learn more you can by visiting:
Facebook @CrushCourseWine @Mary.B.Vierra
About today’s guest producer:
Hilde and Francesca Petrusa are passionate about not only Schioppettino but other indigenous grapes of the region, such as Picolit, Friulano, Ribolla Gialla, Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso, and with the recent acquisition of an additional acre, they also produce a selection of bottlings from international grapes.
Vigna Petrussa is committed to crafting exceptional artisanal wines in a sustainable, ecological, and ethical manner.
– They certified as an Eco-Sustainable farm and winery under CSQA certification
To learn more visit:
Website – https://www.vignapetrussa.it/
More about the moderator Stevie Kim:
Stevie hosts Clubhouse sessions each week (visit Italian Wine Club & Wine Business on Clubhouse), these recorded sessions are then released on the podcast to immortalize them! She often also joins Professor Scienza in his shows to lend a hand keeping our Professor in check! You can also find her taking a hit for the team when she goes “On the Road”, all over the Italian countryside, visiting wineries and interviewing producers, enjoying their best food and wine – all in the name of bringing us great Pods!
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